An Evening With Fred Thompson

The Florida Family Policy Council is hosting a Gala Dinner tonight and attendees will not only get to hear from Ft. Lauderdale’s anti-gay Mayor Jim Naugle, but Fred Thompson as well:

The Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC) will host a Gala Dinner at the Westin Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Florida beginning at 6:30pm on Friday evening, November 16, 2007. The event is being designed to introduce South Florida to the mission of the FFPC and will feature former Senator and Law and Order Actor Fred Thompson as the keynote speaker. Mr. Thompson will be accompanied by his wife Jeri Thompson.

For a mere $10,000, you can secure seats at Thompson’s dinner table, but don’t expect to talk to him about his flagging presidential campaign:

The FFPC is a 501c3 non-profit organization and therefore Mr. Thompson is attending the event as a private citizen and not as a campaigning presidential candidate.

Given Thompson’s notorious work ethic and unremarkable one-and-one-third term in the Senate , it seems slightly implausible that Thompson would be invited to address this dinner were he not running for President, but it’s probably a good thing that he’s attending as a private citizen since “the Florida Family Policy Council is associated with Dr. James Dobson and Focus on the Family” and Dobson has already declared Thompson unacceptable as a candidate.  

But hopefully for Thompson and those in attendance, he’ll be interesting and informative enough that he won’t be reduced to begging for applause when he finishes his remarks.